Culinary Astronomy

Iron, carbon, gas, heat, water, fire, and electricity are the building blocks of this planetary system. The cohesion of these elements is produced with the passage of time and a persistent human intervention.

The project proposes a reflection on the unique imprint and energy that each family embodies in their everyday objects, an exploration that aims to move away from the conventions of traditional documentary photography, to approach abstraction. The input for the series is composed of some of the artifacts available in most kitchens, such as rice cookers and frying pans. The exhibition features multiple Colombian families whose objects have been kept for a long time, even repairing them when they fail, to restore them and increase their useful life. The marks and stains of this prolonged use, which can exceed 10 years, condense on a surface the experiences and customs of a familiar world. This trace is what I seek to represent and interpret; allowing the viewer to look deeply from a microscopic to a macroscopic level, discovering unexplored planets.

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